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Dr. Padmaja Kulkarni

Oncologist, Pune

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Dr. Padmaja Kulkarni is a popular Oncologist in Indapur, Pune. You can meet Dr. Padmaja Kulkarni personally at Giriraj Hospital & Intensive Care Unit in Indapur, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Padmaja Kulkarni on Lybrate.com.

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treatment and medicine for enlarged prostrate causing complete urine blockage or partial urine flow blockage

MD - Radiotherapy, DNB
Oncologist, Mohali
Sir get a PSA blood test done. If >20 consider a good transrectal usg. If uniform .Get a turp.If irregular get a biopsy .Trus guided then get a decision .Keep it simple .One step at a time
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I am 31 years old, few blood discharge from my brest. Is it symptom of brest cancer.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
Not necessarily carcinoma but duct pappiloma is more common at this age. You should go for ultrasound of breast and cytological examination of nipple discharge.
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My daughter suffering from leukemia (ALL) what be the recommended diet tips to avoid relapse or increase immunity. She is 7 years old now and completed her treatment currently in maintenance phase.

DM - Clinical Haematology, MD - Internal Medicine, DNB (General Medicine), MBBS
Hematologist, Kolkata
Dear lybrate-user, Unfortunately, till to date we have not been able to understand the mechanism of relapse with respect to the diet or immunity. Once therapy is over, as declared by the Hematologist, follow up at regular intervals is the best practice.
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Treating Skin Cancer with Photodynamic Therapy

BHMS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), MD - Homeopathy, POST GRADUATION COURSE IN CLINICAL RESEARCH, PGDCC - Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Homeopath, Greater Noida
Treating Skin Cancer with Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy or PDT is a relatively new and non-invasive treatment for non melanomaskin cancer. It is mostly used in cases where the cancer is superficial and has not spread too deep. PDT is used mostly to treat Actinic Keratoses on the face and scalp, Basal cell carcinomas, Bowen’s disease, as well as other conditions such as head and neck, mouth, lung and gullet cancer.

How does it work?
This treatment involves the use of a drug known as photosensitize or a photosensitizing agent with a specific type of light. When the photosensitizing agents get exposed to a light of a specific wavelength, a form of oxygen is produced, which eliminates nearby cancer cells. Every photosensitizer gets activated by the special light. The wavelength of the light determines how much it can penetrate into the body.

Process of Photodynamic therapy
Skin cancer is cured by PDT in several steps. The first step involves the injection of a photosensitizer into the patient’s bloodstream. The blood cells absorb the agent all over the body, but in the cancer cells, it stays for a longer duration. Within 72 hours after the injection is given, the skin is exposed to light. The photosensitizer agent present in the cancer affected cells absorbs the light. An active oxygen form gets produced, which kills the cancer cells.

Other than killing the cancer cells directly, PDT uses two other ways to destroy cancerous tumors. The blood vessels in the tumor are affected, which leads to its death. The immune system also gets charged up and activated for fighting the cancer cells.

The light used for PDT is usually in the form of a laser. LEDs are also used to treat tumors present on the surface of the skin. The primary photosensitizing agent used in PDT is called porfimer sodium or Photofrin.

PDT can be undertaken in the outpatient department in a hospital. After taking the treatment, you have to keep the cancer affected area of the skin dry and covered for 36 hours. The area should be treated with care while showering. In case of thick skin lesions, repeat treatments are required within 4 weeks.

When is PDT used for skin cancer
PDT can be undertaken instead of surgery for treating basal cell cancer, Bowen’s disease and actinic keratosis. PDT is used in cases where surgeries are required. It is used to treat large skin cancers, which are not very deep and in the case when several cancers develop in an area. For many skin conditions, PDT is a better remedy than undergoing a surgery.

Advantages of PDT

  1. There are no long term side effects.
  2. The process is less invasive compared to surgery.
  3. A very short time is taken for this therapy to be undertaken.
  4. The process can be repeated several times in the same area.
  5. Very less scarring takes place in the affected area.
    1. The cost of this procedure is lesser than surgery. 

      If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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My mother has a lump in her left chest since one year ,could you suggest what kind of test should be done to know weather it is normal or any other problem. And recently she has undergone a gynaecological surgery for uterus removal just one week before.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Sri Ganganagar
You should show your mother to the same gyane or a surgeon to consult for the lump. Clinical examination asking with mamography and pathological examination (fnac) can diagnose upto 99% cases.
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Mere period ki date nhi h abi phir bhi mere brest m 1 week se pain ho rha h ku ye btaiye or pet par swelling jaisi lg rhi h. Please advice.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Anjali... Koi bhi taklif agar hoti he to uska diagnosis karne ke liye hame puri jankari chahiye... jese ki sabse pehle to apki age kya he jo apne nahi batai.. Ap sexually active he ya nahi. Breast me kisi tarah ki swelling he ya nahi. Apko pehle se esi taklif hoti thi ya nahi... etc... So ya to ap fir se puri jankari ke sath question post kijiye ya fir puri jankari ke sath consult kar lijiye.. time bachega or rog ko jaldi pakad payenge... time waste na ho...
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What are the major causes of blood cancers in children's who are less than 18 years of age & they haven't done any smoking or alcohol?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir cancer can be caused by multiple factors, smoking alcohol are one of then. It can also be related to viruses like hpv ebv, hiv, radiation exposure, pollution pesticides industrial affluents or genetic. So mostly in young age it could be genetic that means some mutations in genes.
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